That Will Never Work! – The Affirmation Spot for Friday September 21, 2007

When I talk to people about using positive affirmations I often encounter comments like, “Well, affirmations are OK, but they just won’t work for me,” or “I could never do that.”

I always think, “Did I just hear you right?” You just used a (negative) affirmation and proved your own point incorrect by demonstrating how successful that affirmation is for you. You believe  you can’t do affirmations or that they would never work for you and your affirmation has come true!

Think about that for a moment. You think in affirmations all day long. You are constantly molding your experience of the world through a series of can/can’t are/aren’t statements in your mind (a.k.a. positive affirmations or negative affirmations).  An affirmation, after all, is only a statement that you can/can’t accomplish something or that you are/aren’t capable.

I love reading articles by folks who say affirmations are a fraud, useless, or self-delusional (more affirmations). The kinds of affirmations you think have a pretty high correlation to the outcomes in your life. When you think in positive affirmations about something your attitude and your actions fall into line and you generally succeed. When we harbor and express negative beliefs about something failure is almost sure to follow.

Positive affirmations are not magic pills. They don’t change certain laws of physics. They cannot always impact the quantitative, but they can almost always improve the qualitative.  For instance, a sixty year-old woman cannot affirm that she is twenty and wake up one morning 20 years old. However, the sixty year-old who affirms that she feels twenty is going to remain happy and active longer than someone who affirms all day how old they are becoming.

So, the questions really are these. If affirmations are just a fancy name for the kinds of thoughts we think all day, do you choose to think positively or negatively? Do you choose to believe you can or conclude we cannot?

You cannot prevent affirmations. They are an autonomic function of your mind. What you can control, though, is which kinds of affirmations you want to be pervasive in your life.

Whichever you choose, you will experience. Which will you choose today?

Have a peaceful and prosperous Friday!

Ray

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The Affirmation Spot – Affirmation of the Day Tuesday September 18, 2007

“Those who need my services are on their way to using them. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve them.”

Good Tuesday morning to everyone.

Stop. Look around you right now. Everything you see around you is there because someone somewhere sold something. Sales people, and their close cousins entrepreneurs, deal with a unique amount of rejection in their jobs.

To deal with it, they have developed aphorisms to stay motivated in the face of this constant negativity. One of my favorites is, “Some will, some won’t, so what!” I have no idea who coined the phrase, but it is ubiquitious and seems to sum up the mind set that a successful sales person must have to survive.

Now I know there are many burgeoning conscious business people who read this blog. Most of you are working to better the world through your products, services, or ideas. And as you venture out into the world, you are going to face many of the closing doors that other sales and business people face. Rejection can be very personal, especially when you believe the world is in desperate need of what you have to offer.

Some will. Some won’t. So what.

You are good with the “some will” part of the equation. The people who recognize the value of what you have to offer are obviously smart, evolved individuals. :o)

You may even understand that “some won’t”. It is the “so what” part that you have a hard time swallowing. What you are doing has so much meaning to you and could have such a positive impact on the world that you want everyone to benefit from it.

It’s easy to get stuck on why some people – sometimes those who need it most – refuse to see the value in what you have to offer.

You can invest a lot of energy wondering why “some won’t”, but all you really need is the wisdom to say, “so what!” It’s hard to do when you really believe in what you are doing.

Stop. Look around you again. All those things that someone sold to someone else began with an idea – an idea just like yours. In most cases, many people said no before someone said yes. Eventually, though, the right person said yes and the rest is history.

When you are bringing value to the world -and you know you are – the world will eventually say a giant “YES” to you.

In the meantime, take a page from the old sales sages and remember, “Some will, some won’t, so what!

Have a peaceful and prosperous Tuesday!

Ray
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The Affirmation Spot Affirmation for Wednesday September 12, 2007

Today’s affirmation is:

“Today I am molding my business into a success. I am creating prosperity for my family, my employees, my customers, and myself.”

As a business owner, an entrepeneur, or the executive in a large company, each day presents the renewed challenge of molding your own success and that of the people who rely on you.

Many successful people use affirmations and visualizations to help align their thoughts with the vision they have for reaching goals.

Remember today that you are a creator of prosperity and that your business is going in the right direction.

Here’s to a successful Wednesday!

Ray

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